Membership of the Federation is open to all non-profit national nutrition societies of countries in Africa and which has a constitution acceptable to the Federation council. One society from each country may join the Federation.

Application for membership

A society wishing to join the Federation should forward to the Secretary General/President Application containing.

·         The constitution of the society

·         A summary of activities of the society over the previous three years

·         Evidence to show that the society is a national nutrition society of its country.

The secretary/President will present the completed applications to the  Federation Council to be considered and accepted provided at least 50% of the council members are in favour (indicated by mail).

Send your application to Professor Nnam Ngozi
Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS)
Center for Excellence in Nutrition, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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and Dr Ella Compaore Secretary General

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Founder members

Founder members will be those societies which are present at the meeting to adopt the Federation Constitution, or which signify their support for the Federation Constitution, even though they may be unable to be represented at that meeting.

Societies wishing to apply for membership of the Federation after the adoption of the constitution may do so at any time. The president/secretary of such national society shall write to the Secretary/President of the Federation, indicating that the majority of members of that society wish for membership of the Federation, and enclosing the requirements as stipulated in clause 3.2.

Withdrawal: member societies can withdraw from the Federation by giving three months notice in writing to the President.

Termination of membership: membership of a society may be terminated by a two-thirds majority of all members in postal ballot.

The Constituent Society from each country shall nominate one delegate and a deputy to the General Assembly of the Federation. A delegate shall be appointed every four years by the constituent society.

Scope of the Congress

The conference provides a forum for nutrition and health scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development partners, and other stakeholders in the nutrition, health, agriculture and food sectors to present their latest research findings. Also, the conference will act as an avenue to dialogue how to enhance better nutrition and health among Africans to serve as the foundation for sustainable human, social, and economic development.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts submission is open up to 31st March 2019. The call of abstracts will be sent before end of 2018.  However, all abstracts relevant to the Congress theme or sub-themes should be written in English and not exceed 300 words. Authors should indicate which symposia there abstract pertains to. The presenting author should be underlined and contact information noted. Each abstract should contain a short introduction; purpose of the study/program; methods/approach used; summary of results; and major conclusions/ recommendations. Send your abstracts to Dr Ella Compaore CCed Dr Christine Mukantwali

Themes and symposia

In addition to plenary presentations, this four day conference will have parallel symposia focused on 11 sub-themes:

·     Malnutrition; forms, trends, causalities, innovations and cost.

·     Commitments, policies and strategies to eliminate malnutrition

·     Multi-sectoral coordination of nutrition initiatives

·     Sustainable financing of Nutrition

·     Human Capital Development and Education

·     Nutrition and NCDs

·     Isotopes in nutrition research

·     Advocacy, communication and mobilization

·     Data generation and Knowledge systems

·     Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa

·     Nutrition and health implication of the current food system in Africa

Exploring the Potential of African foods in Nutrition and disease